Emergency School Closures

Winter Weather Information: 

Please ensure you are fully aware of our website and twitter addresses:

As any decision to close the school would be followed up by information posted on these two forms of media.

Finally messages are then filtered through to our local radio stations and it would also be a good idea to make a note of these stations:

  • BBC Warwickshire and Coventry 94.8FM, 103.7FM and 104FM
  • BRMB (now know as Free Radio) 96.4MHz FM.
  • BBC WM 95.

Parent Communication

Could we remind parents  that  it is VITAL that we have your up to date contact details, as our prime method of communication (should we have to  close the  school) is via TEXT MESSAGE. Please ensure that the office has your up-to-date MOBILE  number. If  in doubt,  please check. 

Any decision to close the school would be followed up by messages on either our school website or our school twitter feed.

Finally, messages are then filtered through to our local radio stations.


School Closure Circumstances

With regard to school closure, a decision will only be made to close the school as a last resort and if any of the following apply:

  • Concerns about safety and the accessibility of the site and surrounding area.
  • Unavailability of heat, light, power and water.
  • Unavailability of staff.
  • Unavailability of meals.
  • Concerns for pupils and staff travelling safely to and from school.
  • We will always endeavour to let you know as soon as possible.

Please note unless circumstances are extreme we will avoid closing the school early. As with previous years if there is severe weather during the school day, we allow parents to collect children early. We leave this as a parental decision as everybody's circumstances are different. 

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